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Adams, UCLA Hold Off Washington

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(1090 The Fan) — Looking to finish on a high note heading into the Pac-12 tournament, Washington was unable to contain UCLA and sophomore guard Jordan Adams in a 91-82 loss, Thursday night at the Alaska Airlines Arena.

Adams scored a game-high 31 points and UCLA (23-7, 12-5) got a couple big plays down the stretch from freshman guard Zach LaVine. LaVine finished with 14 points and two steals to help UCLA lock up the No. 2 seed for the conference tournament which tips off next week.

Washington (16-14, 8-9) had won two in a row and looked sharp early on as the team shot nearly 59 percent from the field in the first half to take a 45-41 lead, but UCLA out-scored the Huskies 50-37 in the final 20 minutes to secure the win.

C.J. Wilcox led the Huskies with 20 points and Andrew Andrews and freshman Nigel Williams-Goss each had 17 points.

The two teams played an up-tempo, back-and-forth first half that saw 17 lead changes. After falling behind 9-2 to start the game, the Huskies fought back to claim their first lead at 13-11 with 14:02 to play.

That began the crazy swings of momentum. Each time one team went on a mini surge, the other responded with one of their own. That repeated for the final 14 minutes until Washington closed on a 14-5 run to take a 45-41 lead into the break.

In shooting nearly 59 percent from the field in the half, the Huskies were 5-for-10 from beyond the 3-point arc.

UCLA, though, fought back to take a 55-53 lead early in the second half on an Adams’ jumper at 15:37.

Adams, who came into Thursday’s contest averaging 17.4 points to lead the Bruins, scored 10 points over a 7-minute stretch midway through the second half to extend UCLA’s lead to 75-66 with 7:36 to play.

Washington was unable to recover after that. The Huskies wrap up their regular season on Saturday as they take on USC.

-Anthony Dion, 1090 The Fan

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